Back to Phase 1

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So the fun begins again. Stephen and I have gone back to South Beach – well, more officially this time. We’ve been eating somewhat Phase 3-ish, but haven’t been as strict as we could have been.

Then I spoke with my gyn on Tuesday. This pcos is something else. If things aren’t back to “normal” in two months, my doctor wants to put me on a medication that’s a potential abortifacient. I’m not exactly ok with that. . .so I decided to do what I could to help things along.

One thing that really helps keep my pcos in check is weight loss. Right now I’m still 15 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight. I guess that’s not bad, but I really want to be at least back to where I was. Then I’d like to lose another 15-20 pounds. . .maybe. . .I haven’t decided on a final weight yet. I have a target number in my head, but am not sure if that’s realistic or not. We’ll see.

So today we started Phase 1. We didn’t follow the phases exactly the first time around, but now I’m going to try to stick with them to try and jump start things. Since moving back here (and it’s been a year and a half now), my sugar cravings have returned. It would be great if those would go away again – and quickly!

Today’s officially Day 1 of Phase 1. Here goes!

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8 thoughts on “Back to Phase 1”

  1. Thanks, Susan. It’s a vicious cycle, isn’t it? The more I read about pcos the more I’m amazed at how complex it is – and how so many facets of what I consider to be a “normal” part of life are interconnected. It’s nuts.
    I hope your appointment goes well!

  2. Melody, I will blog about my appointment. It’s not till Wednesday, though, so a couple more days.

    I really believe I had PCOS before doctors knew much about it – over 20 years ago, before our first baby – which lead to type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone, and all the weight gain, cycle problems, infertility are related. If I had only known 25 years ago what I know now! And now the weight loss is almost non-existent for me. I’ve just about resigned myself to being overweight and just deal with it. Almost.

  3. Beth, pcos is aggravating, isn’t it? I wish it didn’t make losing weight so hard, but I suppose it is what it is. Good luck to you too!

  4. I HATE pcos. LOL. Good luck on the weight loss Melody. My nutritionist has me doing a modified version of SB. So far so good. The weight just comes off really sssslllllooowwww. LOL.

  5. Susan, I understand having a husband eating the same helps – it really helps me. Stephen is doing it with me, and I am SO thankful. Somehow it seems MUCH harder if I had to do it alone.
    Will you be blogging about your appointment? I hope so – it is so helpful to see what works (well, and doesn’t) for others too.
    Hope your appointment goes well!

  6. Wishing you well with South Beach again!

    I eavesdropped a little on the comment above. I’m type2 diabetic, and I think it would be a lot easier to cook good stuff for myself and avoid sweets and too many carbs if my husband would eat that way too! I’m glad he doesn’t have to, though.

    I have an appointment with an endocrinologist next Wednesday. A dietitian suggested South Beach for me, since I have a hard time losing weight, so I’m going to ask the specialist about it too.

  7. Meredith, I saw that on your blog. Does it help that your husband HAS to watch what he eats? It seems like having someone who really has to be careful right there with you would help.

  8. Melody, I’m fighting the sugar addiction right along with you ; )

    I’m hoping that 2 months of gestational diabetes will be enough to break some bad habits and keep them broken after baby arrives.

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